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Poster: stilldead77 Date: Sep 9, 2008 6:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Bruce's First Show

This is from this week's Taper's Section at:

http://dead.net/features/september-8-september-14-2008

"From just a few nights later, at William and Mary College in Williamsburg, VA, on 9/12/73, we have the first set closing track as well as the first few songs from the second set, featuring Weather Report Suite, Around and Around, Eyes of the World>Stella Blue, with Martin Fierro and Joe Ellis sitting in on horns at various points. These two shows at William and Mary included a very special guest in the audience: a young Bruce Hornsby checking out his first Grateful Dead concerts. Little did he, or the band, know what would transpire over the next twenty years."

* Wish I was at that show, would have been killer to smoke a number with Bruce and loose my mind in the music of good ol' 73.

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Poster: secret8476 Date: Sep 9, 2008 7:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bruce's First Show

And 18 years later he went from the audience to the stage =)
I remember an interview with Bruce talking about how he and his brother had like a garage band as kids and they would do grateful dead covers all the time, making him pretty familiar. I didnt know he actually attended concerts way back in the day tho. I really wish he had stayed a permanant member.

This post was modified by secret8476 on 2008-09-09 14:01:10

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Poster: barongsong Date: Sep 9, 2008 4:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bruce's First Show

Actually it was only 15 years later that Bruce first took the stage with the band albeit only with the squeezebox but I bet he was pretty psyched none the less.
Here is the link but I haven't listened to it so I don't know if this source is a good one.http://www.archive.org/details/gd88-06-25.schoeps-fob.unknown.8478.sbeok.shnf , No soundboard version available.